Would a scattering of your beloved's ashes be good for plant growth? Or could it be toxic? We take this question to Head of Horticulture Sally Petit at Cambridge University's Botanic Gardens.
Fascinating topic, well handled. And yet I'm left pondering - given that too much or little of anything in a plant pot would be detrimental, and that human 'cremains' are 3 to 4 kg / litres, I'm wondering what plant pot volume would be about right for a product that is plant + compost + cremains. For eg, at 5% cremains, the pot would be 60 Litres - indicating more a tree business than pot plant?! Bill Jenks, Mon, 9th Jun 2014
How's about the nutritional value of someone who isn't cremated? I'd like to be buried in a pod with a tree on top. If I would be good for that tree, I can't think of a better way to recycle myself ... my own tree pumping out oxygen for other people to breathe! The business! Could even give myself to trainee surgeons, first 😃 Dean Harris, Wed, 26th Oct 2016